Average Bench: 53.1% (712th of 1442)

Based on 6,131 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6650U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 53.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6650U averaged 46.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 66.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 84.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6650U is 24.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6650U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 233Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 232Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.2 Memory 66.9 78.7
40 1-Core 84.6 105
76.1 2-Core 149 184
58.3% 100 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 228 270
133 8-Core 232 271
30.6% 230 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 64-Core 233 270
14.4% 233 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.7
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 168
63% 109 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 257
35% 258 Pts
64-Core 256
16% 256 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.4
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 111
50% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 222
29% 217 Pts
64-Core 221
14% 221 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.7
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 171
62% 110 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 166
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 173
11% 173 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 76
42% 63.9 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 138
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 85.2
43% 66.2 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 136
18% 133 Pts
64-Core 145
9% 145 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 44
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 142
51% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 249
33% 246 Pts
64-Core 233
14% 233 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.6
1-Core 56.3
2-Core 91.9
42% 68.3 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 146
18% 137 Pts
64-Core 152
9% 152 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.7
1-Core 19.6
2-Core 37.1
28% 37.8 Pts
4-Core 85.4
8-Core 106
12% 95.5 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 47.4
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 98.8
44% 73.7 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 149
18% 140 Pts
64-Core 120
8% 120 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,672,683 CPUs tested

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Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 8%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6650U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6650U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$415.00
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42x24x1.3
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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